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Steve Forbes and 2Pound Sports and Entertainment return to the ring on April 6th 2019

2Pound Sports and Entertainment is thrilled to announce its upcoming fight card at the Clackamas Armory just south of Portland, and the comeback of its namesake, former junior lightweight champion Steve “2 Pound” Forbes!

2Pound Sports brought professional boxing back to Rose City for the first time in over 12 years in December of 2017 before again staging a great card in August of 2018. The first card made history by becoming the first Oregon event to host both professional and amateur boxing.

The standing-room-only crowds at the Jackson Armory proved a bigger venue was needed for 2Pound Sports’ third foray into promoting local fisticuffs. And after four years away from the ring, Forbes, the biggest name in Portland boxing, makes his return a mere stone’s throw from where he grew up, and on a fight card catering directly to local fans.

“I’m looking forward to seeing all the guys on the card being able to fight among family and friends in their hometown, which has never happened,” says Forbes. “And as a bonus, I get to fight alongside them!”

Portland native Ray “Lightning” Lampkin, Jr. stages his own comeback at the Clackamas Armory as he hopes to bounce back from his first professional loss in his only bout of 2018. Lampkin, son of 1970s lightweight contender Ray Lampkin, fights for only the second time in his home state with his eye positioned toward the top of a competitive division.

Salem, Ore.’s Blaiwas Eaglepipe, a popular junior lightweight, makes his second appearance on a 2Pound Sports card, having controversially lost his second pro fight to Juan Huerta at the Jackson Armory last August.

Between Forbes, Lampkin and Eaglepipe, the theme is clearly redemption.

But if that weren’t enough to draw out boxing fans, unbeaten Vancouver, Wash. featherweight sensation Victor Morales, Jr. will also do battle on the stacked local card. The 21-year-old is currently 9-0 with 5 knockouts and already a hit in the Pacific Northwest, with wide stardom right around the corner.

“I’m looking forward to fighting on my own show,” Forbes says. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. But to position myself to be one of the best small men to have won a world championship, and fight for another respected championship 20 years later... I would think that would be pretty amazing. That’s the goal.”

A series of unlucky decisions led Forbes to a 2-8 record in his previous 10 bouts, the most recent being a 2014 loss to then-unbeaten junior welterweight Antonio Orozco. But what about his age?

“Yes,” Forbes may be 42-years-old, “but I come from a different line of men. My living great grandfather has a birth certificate that reads ‘Born in 1908,’ and he calls me just a boy.”

With Forbes tangled up in training, that leaves partner Christina Lunzman to handle many of the other promotional details.

“Steve and I make a great team,” says Lunzman, “but this time Steve is stepping into the ring to fight, so I've been very busy with putting the show together so he can focus on fighting.”

In stacking their third card with so much local talent, 2Pound Sports and Entertainment demonstrates its passion for boxing and continues toward its aim of making boxing a mainstay in Portland once more.

Says Forbes, “I believe all things are possible and that legends are from the Northwest.”

The 1100-seat Clackamas Armory is located just 20 minutes south of Portland at 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, Oregon.

Ringside Seats - $175
Second Row Seats - $150
Third Row Seats - $125
Fourth Row Seats - $100
Floor Seats - $60
General Admission/Bleacher Seats - $40

For sponsorship inquiries, email 2Pound Sports: 2poundsports@gmail.com
Facebook: 2 Pound Sports and Entertainment
Web: http://2poundsports.com

 

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